Little Big Town, Dan + Shay, Maren Morris are also included in the first round of performers for the annual awards show, the announcement came on Wednesday (Sept. 30) via CMT.
All six of the announced performers are also nominees this year, McBryde and Dan + Shay each having three nods, while Brown, Little Big Town and Morris all have two nods and Bryan is up for one nod. See the nominations below.
- Ashley McBryde: “Female Video of the Year,” “CMT Performance of the Year,” “Video of the Year”
- Dan + Shay: “Duo Video of the Year,” “Collaborative Video of the Year,” “Video of the Year”
- Kane Brown: “Collaborative Video of the Year” (two nominations)
- Little Big Town: “Group Video of the Year,” “Video of the Year”
- Luke Bryan: “Male Video of the Year”
- Maren Morris: “Female Video of the Year,” “Group Video of the Year” (with The Highwomen)
According to CMT, this year’s CMT Music Awards will be consisting of “outdoor performances in and around Music City.”
The 2020 CMT Music Awards are set to air Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. ET on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land. CMT hasn’t yet announced this year’s host. Additional performers and host will be announced at a later date.
“2020 CMT Music Awards” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux, Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin and Amy Lin Johnson; the Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino.